I've had pain in my left ear since about my mid-teens (about 30 years.) When my ear hurts, a migraine often follows. I also have a "pit" in the left side of my throat. I'm told that it's a leftover from my tonsilectomy at the age of 8. It often fills up with a foul smelling curd like discharge. When the "pit" is full it often makes my ear pain worse. As I've gotten older, the pain has continued to get worse. I now have it 100% of the time at varying degrees of discomfort. I've been to urgent care several times over the last three years and have had several diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed with a cholostiotoma (spelling?), a small tumor behind the ear drum. Then my doctor sent me to my dentist for a night guard siting TMJ. I've been wearing the night guard for about two months now, but no relief. As the weather gets colder, my ear hurts more. It's like there's a painful, open sore down deep inside my ear. My coworkers often ask me why I'm holding my hand over my ear and sometimes it's hard to sleep. I'm seriously considering going to Urgent Care every day it hurts me until someone can figure it out! I have seen an EMT, a neurologist, my GP, and a chiropractor. Any ideas? Please!!
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